A Skein of Hand Braided Cotton Rope: Recycled Old Cloth Rags

$145.00 USD

early twentieth century
as shown: 15" x 4" x 3", 38 cm x 10 cm x 7.5 cm

This nicely wound skein of boro rope is hand braided from innumerable scraps of cotton cloth--and the rope was used hard.

Imagine your own old, ragged clothing and bedding; this is the source of the materials seen in this hand made rope. It was used for everyday tasks in old Japan, from tying goods for hauling them to any number of other jobs.

The rope was used hard as is obvious. There seems to be variety of commercially produced and hand loomed cottons that comprise it--and there are a few scraps of knitted cotton as well.

The effect is rustic, no surprise, and this kind of hand made "boro" rope is not very easy to find and has high appeal.